Servers win tip-pooling case against Brinker

HOUSTON Brinker International Inc. said it plans to appeal a federal jury verdict Tuesday that awarded a former Chili's server and 54 others $270,000 in a tip-pooling case.

Jennifer Roussell, a former employee at a Chili’s in Sugar Land, Texas, as well as several other Brinker restaurants elsewhere in the state, filed the lawsuit in 2005 alleging that the restaurant company violated the federal Fair Labor Standards Act by requiring servers to share tips with exp

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